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Center for Bioethics

The Department of Bioethics was founded in 1984, and then transitioned into the Center for Bioethics in 2017. Today, the center comprises of twelve faculty members with additional research and support staff who are committed to quality patient care, research and education.
Center for Bioethics

The Center for Bioethics on Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus has provided clinically-based services in support of quality patient care since 1984. The Center for Bioethics includes professional staff and fellows with various backgrounds (e.g., medicine, philosophy, health policy, law, theology, education, bioethics), as well as administrative support.

Clinical programs and services of the Center for Bioethics include:

  • Ethics Consultation
  • Ethics Education
  • Ethics-related policy revision and recommendation
  • ICU Multidisciplinary Rounds
  • Selection Team Participation for Transplantation, Heart Failure, and Neurological Interventions
  • Support for the Ethics Committee

Additional programs include:

  • Bioethics Research
  • Research Ethics Consultation
  • Fellowship Training
  • Virtual Ethics Consultation

The Center for Bioethics also provides support and staffing for the Clinical Ethics services and programs at the Cleveland Clinic regional hospitals in the greater Cleveland area.

Services, Resources & Opportunities

Services, Resources & Opportunities

About Center for Bioethics

Twelve faculty and two fellows, along with research and support staff who are committed to quality patient care, research and education.

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Clinical Ethics

Services provided on Cleveland Clinic's main campus, ambulatory care centers, regional hospitals and virtually through Express Care Online.

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Conferences & Lectures

Attend educational events on the first Thursday, second Tuesday, and fourth Tuesday of each month.

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Community Engagement

Committed to serving the community, learn more about the opportunities open to community members.

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Highlights of recent publications, media appearances and research in bioethics.

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Learn about meaningful internship opportunities within the Center for Bioethics.

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Specialty Programs

Specialty Programs

Neuroethics Program

Fostering best ethical practices in diagnosing and treating neurological diseases. Provides ethics services to patients, families and care providers.

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Nursing Ethics Program

An innovative and emerging program dedicated to helping nurses thrive.

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Education & Training Programs

Education & Training Programs


Learn about our clinical ethics and specialty fellowships.

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Clinical Ethics Immersion Program

Participate in a rigorous immersion learning experience with a three-day preparatory intensive course.

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